A Little History:
Our story begins in Pocatello, Idaho, circa 1972, when the lovely Debby Christensen agreed to a first, though fateful date with admirer, David Croshaw. Long story-short, he bade her follow him, and they went arm-in-arm to the Logan, Utah temple for establishment of an eternal family unit, Generation 1, on May 23 1973.

From their first blissful summer in Salt Lake City, educational pursuits took them to Provo/Orem, Utah, birthplace of Leslie and Rebecca, and to San Francisco/Oakland California, birthplace of Colin and Matt. Then, for establishment of livelihood, expansion of the tribe with Abby and Dana, and for raising/unifying of Generation 2, it was back to the roots in Pocatello for a rewarding sojourn.

In time, driven by a raging, but commonly shared sense of adventure and independence, one-by-one, Generation 2 escaped the homeland to distant regions of the country and the world, each ultimately developing their own tribal expansions by pairing with worthy mates and initiating Generation 3.

Now sensing fulfillment of their purpose in Pocatello, Generation 1 has also left those roots and transplanted to Cascade Idaho, from which base, they anticipate more abundant contact with The Posterity, Generations 2 and 3, in the future. That contact however, awaits fulfillment of a call to LDS missionary service in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, wherein they hope to help the state of the world by sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

So now, including Generation 0 (Grandma and Grandpa Christensen) home base includes Yuma, Arizona, Pocatello, Idaho, Cascade, Idaho, Vancouver, BC, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Spokane, Washington, Boise, Idaho, Los Angeles, California, back to Boise, Idaho, and on and on (Generation 3+) to infinity.

Our Mission Statement:
This is the blog of our eternal family unit. Initiated years ago, it served well as a journal, but even more so, as an archive of our personal interaction. It was a gathering place, a confabulation instrument, a unifying force for four generations of widely dispersed and progressively prolific posterity, and their valued associates. Though it served these purposes well for many years, it eventually took a back seat to new-kids-on-the-block, Facebook, and Instagram, and was sadly forgotten.

We now move to resurrect this blog with an added functional purpose of archiving the missionary experiences of Generation 1, of their movements and activities as they participate with The Gathering of Israel in the land northward. In so doing, we hope that via their own comments and posts, this blog will again serve to gather and unify the posterity and their friends.

As in the past, that the young and vibrant may know the old and tired, that enduring bonds may be fostered and maintained, that experience and encouragement may be openly shared, that posterity may embrace truth, and that hearts may be knit together, we must resist detachment despite our geographic divergence. We shall do so here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

One year later

It's hard to believe it has already been a year since the shootings at Virginia Tech. If you own a TV (and don't live in Mexico), I'm sure you have been reminded of this several times already today. I think everything in Blacksburg shut down today for a memorial on campus.
I think there has been a lot of progress in the recovery there. The biggest reason for that is because the keys of the kingdom were brought to the campus by Elder Bednar just days after it happened. I'm very grateful I could be there when that happened.
It's no coincidence why that happened so fast. After all, we know that God is a Hokie fan. Why else would the leaves turn maroon and orange in the fall?


Crystal said...

It has truly been an interesting day on college campuses- Mary Baldwin and UVa. UVa is having a big service Friday and today Mary Baldwin had one. It is hard to believe it has been one year. All the flags are at half-mast today and everyone is telling stories of friends and family. It is very sobering, indeed.

notthecroshaws said...

I can hardly believe it has been a year. lots of goings on for the croshaws during that time. i hope the families have gotten comfort. i heard on the news that some of the families got a $21 million settlement. doesn't compare to a human life, does it?

Leslie said...

Very, very sad and I'm having a hard time believing that it's been a year. Where did the time go? By the way, we do have CNN and other English news stations in Mexico. :-)